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Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading Today, 05:48 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 69,123
Posted By Weedinhoe
That's all valuable information. I can't count...

That's all valuable information. I can't count how many times I've gone back through various plans or photos of gardens past to see how I did this or that or just to answer questions like, "What year...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading Yesterday, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 164,326
Posted By Weedinhoe
"Thar She Blows!"

Last evening a t-storm blew through, dumping 1.3" on us in a short time and I wondered if I'd be able to safely walk through the corn patch today and apply fertilizer. Well, there was no standing...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading Yesterday, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 164,326
Posted By Weedinhoe
CityKitty, thank you for that good information. I...

CityKitty, thank you for that good information. I have a good friend who works at a tree farm and I can probably get one of those tree bags from him as that's what they use. Those things are tough. I...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-29-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1,541
Views: 198,792
Posted By Weedinhoe
Blueberries and cherry tomatoes. I was...

Blueberries and cherry tomatoes.

I was asked to come pick however much I wanted on the blueberries. One gallon and one quart bag came to five pounds and 5th Gear canned them this afternoon....
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-29-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 164,326
Posted By Weedinhoe
Yesterday I dug the Russian Inferno garlic as the...

Yesterday I dug the Russian Inferno garlic as the Siberian needs just a bit more time. They are both new to me and are a lot taller than the turban types I had for the past two years. Again I had...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-27-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 164,326
Posted By Weedinhoe
It may be that they were killed with kindness,...

It may be that they were killed with kindness, i.e. too much water. :rolleyes:

CityKitty, do you wait until your grow bag taties look thirsty before you water? Do you water them on a schedule or...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-27-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 164,326
Posted By Weedinhoe
We've never had any success with growing potatoes...

We've never had any success with growing potatoes in large containers. They always funk up with some kind of disease problem or just rot. Too much water?
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-26-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 32,236
Posted By Weedinhoe
I like that CharBroil grill. It's like mine...

I like that CharBroil grill. It's like mine except mine is about 15 years old and the bottom is finally starting to rust out. I need to go to CharBroil online and see what they have. Seems like...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-26-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1,837
Views: 264,195
Posted By Weedinhoe
Just as seed companies are getting hit hard this...

Just as seed companies are getting hit hard this year, my guess is that most veggie plant sellers are selling heavily too. And glad for it!
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-26-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 164,326
Posted By Weedinhoe
Yesterday was potato digging day. Some of the...

Yesterday was potato digging day. Some of the potato plants had continued that wilting problem and although the potatoes probably could have used the extra two weeks to the 100 day mark, we dug them...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-25-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,721
Posted By Weedinhoe
Carrots need patience. It took me about three...

Carrots need patience. It took me about three years spring and fall and a lot of reading to get successful with them. For me the key was planting them just 1/4" deep and then misting them well every...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-23-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 164,326
Posted By Weedinhoe
I tried once planting fruit trees in clay soil....

I tried once planting fruit trees in clay soil. Now, when I say "clay", this stuff was that hard as a brick, gotta chip it out kind of clay, not a soil with clay included or that greasy kind of clay....
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-22-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 164,326
Posted By Weedinhoe
Thanks, Jeb. I use field fencing for lots of...

Thanks, Jeb. I use field fencing for lots of stuff. Tomato cages, hung on poles for trellises, bent into low tunnels over small cool weather plants or newly planted stuff to support row covers, etc....
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-22-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 164,326
Posted By Weedinhoe
It's still picking time for Pea Bed #1 although...

It's still picking time for Pea Bed #1 although it's coming to a close soon. A storm the other night had some wind that caused the top 2' of vines to flop over making picking a mess. Next year they...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-21-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 32,236
Posted By Weedinhoe
Pretty taties, Brett. I can't remember what...

Pretty taties, Brett. I can't remember what varieties you planted. Yukon and Red Norland?

On to the corn!
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-20-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 32,236
Posted By Weedinhoe
The potatoes here were planted mid March which...

The potatoes here were planted mid March which was about a month late due to all that rain and sopping wet soil. This year they're in a raised bed and there was so much rain even the raised beds in...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-19-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 164,326
Posted By Weedinhoe
Interesting, and thanks for that story. I'm...

Interesting, and thanks for that story. I'm thinking that way back in my brain somewhere I have heard the term "crazy ants" but that's about it. I'll have to look it up. If they're not harmful to...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-19-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 164,326
Posted By Weedinhoe
There's nothing like watering the garden and...

There's nothing like watering the garden and complaining about forecasts to prod the water gods into a "Well, we'll show her!" mode. Late yesterday afternoon and evening the sky frowned up and we...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-19-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 32,236
Posted By Weedinhoe
That's some nice looking spinach, Brett! That's...

That's some nice looking spinach, Brett! That's something I have problems with here. The temps are very inconsistant here in early spring and there's just a small window where one might have a little...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-19-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 684
Posted By Weedinhoe
I make sure to water regularly through the season...

I make sure to water regularly through the season and when the plants are about 18" tall, they get a foliar spray of calcium chloride (Stop Rot or similar) once a week for two or three weeks. That's...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-18-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By Weedinhoe
I use leaves gathered in the fall to mulch the 16...

I use leaves gathered in the fall to mulch the 16 raised beds and leave them there to decompose as they will. With limited amounts of compost, I use it along with egg shells, a pinch of lime and a...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-18-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1,541
Views: 198,792
Posted By Weedinhoe
Today's pickings from the garden. Those are...

Today's pickings from the garden. Those are almost the last of the fall sown carrots ('Bolero'). Side shoots from favorite 'Packman' broccoli which makes lots of them. After shelling, the peas...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-17-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 164,326
Posted By Weedinhoe
5th Gear just read my post and yours and laughed,...

5th Gear just read my post and yours and laughed, saying the lights being out is like when your kids leave home for college. Empty nest syndrome! That's funny! :D:

Oh well, in late July I will be...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-17-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 69,123
Posted By Weedinhoe
I wonder about that too sometimes. Although I...

I wonder about that too sometimes. Although I firmly intend to stay here until I'm pushing up the daisies and not planting them, I hope this place can be advertised to and sold to a gardener.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-17-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 164,326
Posted By Weedinhoe
The garden has definitely shifted into...

The garden has definitely shifted into maintenance phase; weeding, watering, mulching, fertilizing, pest patrol, etc. And for the first time in about five months, the light shelf unit where baby...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-17-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 69,123
Posted By Weedinhoe
Ah, the supervisors! Yes, the ones here just have...

Ah, the supervisors! Yes, the ones here just have to make sure nothing new goes on without their inspection and approval. The meaning of "help" varies widely. :rolleyes:

Thank you so much for...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-16-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 684
Posted By Weedinhoe
Without a pic and only going by your description...

Without a pic and only going by your description I'd guess blossom end rot.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-16-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 32,236
Posted By Weedinhoe
I hope we get some rain. After being swamped all...

I hope we get some rain. After being swamped all spring it's been dry all month. The local weather liar says there's a slight chance of getting a shower maybe Monday or Tuesday from that tropical...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-15-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1,837
Views: 264,195
Posted By Weedinhoe
That can happen. When I was at PT for a shoulder...

That can happen. When I was at PT for a shoulder problem, my sciatica grabbed me as I was getting off the table and I immediately bent over for a little bit and then stood up straight. The PT asked...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-15-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 164,326
Posted By Weedinhoe
Potato Damage Identified

Yesterday I started researching this potato plant branch wilting thing and came upon a lead in one article I read. Fire ants. When I searched that specifically I found more information. So I went...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-14-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,231
Posted By Weedinhoe
A big thumbs up and congrats on your new...

A big thumbs up and congrats on your new purchase. Let the adventure begin! :thumb:
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-14-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 596
Posted By Weedinhoe
I created a bed just for the J. arties, planted...

I created a bed just for the J. arties, planted them and they got up to 3" tall before disappearing. I don't think the deer ate them. I found the remains of one shoot and it looks like it got damped...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-14-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 32,236
Posted By Weedinhoe
Squirrel Buddy will enjoy the seeds!

Squirrel Buddy will enjoy the seeds!
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-14-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 164,326
Posted By Weedinhoe
Sooner than later there's always an "uh oh"...

Sooner than later there's always an "uh oh" moment in the garden. And so it is with the potatoes. There are two plants, one each of Kennebec and Yukon Gold, that have a wilted branch. The plants are...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-13-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 164,326
Posted By Weedinhoe
"Merrily we roll along..." In two weeks it will...

"Merrily we roll along..." In two weeks it will be June. It's hard to believe that the year is approaching the half way point.

Regardless, we roll along. To prevent another possible fiasco with...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-12-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 32,236
Posted By Weedinhoe
Good job on the edging. What's that in the second...

Good job on the edging. What's that in the second pic... peppers?

Oh, you can't forget those peanuts. LOL!
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-11-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 164,326
Posted By Weedinhoe
You're welcome! The method makes sense,...

You're welcome! The method makes sense, especially the pruning. I've got the stakes planted next to the little seedlings and I'm already trying out the powdery mildew sprays, both the vinegar one in...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-11-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 164,326
Posted By Weedinhoe
Yeah, that's what I told 5th Gear! Not much to...

Yeah, that's what I told 5th Gear! Not much to eat but seed to save. :D: Last night I put up another 4' wide trellis across the end of a bed and will plant more Cherokee Trail of Tears on the 14th...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-11-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1,022
Views: 115,050
Posted By Weedinhoe
The only things I remember that were sold in...

The only things I remember that were sold in bundles were onions and sweet potato slips and those were at the feed & seed. Haven't seen sweet potato slips in a while and haven't paid attention to the...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-11-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 69,123
Posted By Weedinhoe
I hadn't updated my weather data for here since...

I hadn't updated my weather data for here since mid April so this was a good reminder to do that.

Wow... this April's average high and low were spot on the April average for this locale. But...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-10-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,743
Posted By Weedinhoe
I'm voting "coyote" after having had them drag...

I'm voting "coyote" after having had them drag off 25 lb watermelons from the melon patch to the woods. That was a two acre distance haul. They were caught on a game cam.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-10-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 164,326
Posted By Weedinhoe
Despite mornings around 43 there has been...

Despite mornings around 43 there has been progress with stuff coming up. Over the past two days the yard long beans, blackeye butterbeans, Blue Lake beans and a couple of the Cajun Jewel okra have...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-09-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,837
Views: 264,195
Posted By Weedinhoe
Another gift from the Kitten Angel. Got a name...

Another gift from the Kitten Angel. Got a name yet? :)
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-08-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 164,326
Posted By Weedinhoe
The lost has been found!

A few minutes ago I went to the refrigerator freezer to grab a hotdog to nuke. I happened to notice a small ziplock bag sitting in front of a box that holds the hotdogs, sausages, etc. In it were the...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-08-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 164,326
Posted By Weedinhoe
"Houston, we have corn." The double rows of...

"Houston, we have corn." The double rows of Silver Queen are coming up fine with very few skips. They started popping up before this cool weather came in. This afternoon I need to go down the rows...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-07-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 164,326
Posted By Weedinhoe
It's been a long day, my legs are tired and my...

It's been a long day, my legs are tired and my feet hurt but by golly, the garden is IN! :wow

All of a sudden we're having cool nights. Down to 43 this morning with a few more of these mornings...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-07-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1,837
Views: 264,195
Posted By Weedinhoe
"Magically delicious!" :D:

"Magically delicious!" :D:
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-06-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 164,326
Posted By Weedinhoe
Do you guys have some sort of rule of thumb like...

Do you guys have some sort of rule of thumb like "don't plant until Memorial Day"? Some friends in Syracuse NY used to tell me that was how they figured it up there.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-06-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 69,123
Posted By Weedinhoe
Thanks for that link! I will give it a read...

Thanks for that link! I will give it a read tonight.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-06-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,360
Posted By Weedinhoe
I too had been tossing old seed or seed I didn't...

I too had been tossing old seed or seed I didn't want to do again for a while but then three years ago I started a seed "vault" in the freezer. Just seed sealed in those paper coin envelopes, bundled...
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